The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. ETHIOPIA TO SEND PLANE’S BLACK BOX ABROAD
The black box from the doomed Ethiopian Airlines jetliner will be sent overseas for analysis but no country has been chosen, an airline spokesman tells the AP.
2. CARDINAL PELL SENT TO PRISON FOR MOLESTATION
The most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse is sentenced to six years in prison for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral in the 1990s.
3. TV STARS, COACHES CHARGED IN COLLEGE BRIBERY SCHEME
Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin headline the list of some 50 people charged in a scheme to cheat the admissions process at eight sought-after schools.
4. CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR PLACES MORATORIUM ON EXECUTIONS
The 737 inmates on the largest-in-the-nation death row are getting a reprieve from Gavin Newsom.
5. EU PLANS FOR CHAOTIC BREXIT AS UK READIES FOR NO-DEAL VOTE
EU officials criticize the U.K. Parliament for rejecting a Brexit deal for a second time as the bloc prepares for a chaotic, cliff-edge departure.
6. MANAFORT FACES 2ND SENTENCING
Trump’s former campaign chairman faces up to 10 additional years in prison when he’s sentenced in Washington in Mueller’s Russia investigation.
7. POLICE OFTEN STALL PUBLIC RELEASE OF VIDEOS
An AP investigation finds police departments routinely withhold video taken by officer-worn and dashboard-mounted cameras, although some departments fast-track the footage.
8. UN SAYS EARTH IS SICKLY WITH MULTIPLE AND WORSENING ILLS
The global agency paints a dire picture of the environment with global warming, biodiversity loss, air and water pollution and more.
9. RUSSIA MOCKS COLLUSION PROBE AHEAD OF MUELLER’S REPORT
The Kremlin’s narrative is strikingly similar to Trump’s description of the investigation as a “witch hunt” and blames Democrats for being sore losers.
10. 2 NFL STUNNERS IN SAME DAY
The Browns acquire star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. from the Giants and the Jets agree to sign top running back Le’Veon Bell, AP sources say.